For purposes of administrative rules promulgated in accordance with section 1347.15 of the Revised Code, the following definitions apply:
(A) "Access" as a noun means an instance of copying, viewing, or otherwise perceiving whereas "access" as a verb means to copy, view, or otherwise perceive.
(B) "Acquisition of a new computer system" means the purchase of a "computer system", as defined in this rule, that is not a computer system currently in place nor one for which the acquisition process has been initiated as of the effective date of the department rule addressing requirements in section 1347.15 of the Revised Code.
(C) "Computer system" means a "system", as defined by section 1347.01 of the Revised Code, that stores, maintains, or retrieves personal information using electronic data processing equipment.
(D) "Confidential personal information" (CPI) has the meaning as defined in division (A)(1) of section 1347.15 of the Revised Code and identified by rules promulgated by the department in accordance with division (B)(3) of section 1347.15 of the Revised Code that reference the federal or state statutes or administrative rules that make personal information maintained by the department confidential.
(E) "Department" means the Ohio department of transportation unless otherwise identified.
(F) "Employee of the department" means each employee of the department regardless of whether he/she holds an elected or appointed office or position within the department. "Employee of the department" is limited to the department of transportation as the employer.
(G) "Incidental contact" means contact with the information that is secondary or tangential to the primary purpose of the activity that resulted in the contact.
(H) "Individual" means a natural person or the natural person's authorized representative, legal counsel, or legal guardian.
(I) "Information owner" means the individual appointed in accordance with division (A) of section 1347.05 of the Revised Code to be directly responsible for a system.
(J) "Person" means a natural person.
(K) "Personal information" has the same meaning as defined in division (E) of section 1347.01 of the Revised Code.
(L) "Personal information system" means a "system" that "maintains" "personal information" as those terms are defined in section 1347.01 of the Revised Code. "System" includes manual and computer systems.
(M) "Research" means a methodical investigation into a subject.
(N) "Routine" means commonplace, regular, habitual, or ordinary.
(O) "Routine information that is maintained for the purpose of internal office administration, the use of which would not adversely affect a person" as that phrase is used in division (F) of section 1347.01 of the Revised Code means personal information relating to employees and maintained by the agency for internal administrative and human resource purposes.
(P) "System" has the same meaning as defined by division (F) of section 1347.01 of the Revised Code.
(Q) "Upgrade" means a substantial redesign of an existing computer system for the purpose of providing a substantial amount of new application functionality, or application modifications that would involve substantial administrative or fiscal resources to implement, but would not include maintenance, minor updates and patches, or modifications that entail a limited addition of functionality due to changes in business or legal requirements.